Linked by Mike Martin on Mon 14th Jul 2003 17:42 UTC
Linux After reading yet another "why Linux is not ready for the desktop" article/discussion, I decided that, as someone who uses Linux exclusively at home, its about time I wrote my response to the attitudes expressed. I have been using Linux since January 1999 (Red Hat 5.2 off of a cover disc).
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Interopability
by Tony B on Mon 14th Jul 2003 20:25 UTC

I've always been curious about this. Asside from many games, what productivity applications are specifically missing from OS X that you need that aren;t already available or are available with the same functionality under a different title?

I think interopability is the real issue. Most people create documents with MS Word or Excel. While it's possible to do the same work with other applications, interopablity between those apps is a problem. While most non MS apps can read and write MS formats, it's not 100%, and it's just more work that needs to be done to get everything running.